Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:08
Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor
The National Basketball Association, an American institution steeped in 68-years of African American culture and history had been slammed by controversy laced with racism, hatred and bigotry, ignited by the racist comments of one of its owners, but on Tuesday April 29, Commissioner Adam Silver sent a clear message that such behavior would not be tolerated by banning Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling.
"ONE NATION WITH NEWS FOR ALL": New exhibit explores the role of ethnic media in America
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:59
WASHINGTON —On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project.
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:33
Jimmie Davis, Jr., Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about.
Last week, leaders of the group representing more than 500 of the nation's most influential DJs met with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Cloves Campbell and a partnership was established that will give them access to approximately 200 Black newspapers. In turn, NNPA will have a strong connection with a new generation of readers.
CLC acts as legal advocates for children in foster care
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00
Harry Colbert, Jr.
So what is it like to be a child in foster care?
The following is an excerpt taken from the website of the Children's Law Center of Minnesota (CLC). It states, "Imagine that you are 12-years-old. You and your 14-year-old brother have been neglected by your mother and sexually abused by her boyfriends. You are taken from your mother and her rights are terminated because she is chemically dependent and has been arrested for selling drugs."
McCollum, Ellison mourn the passing of Jim Oberstar
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:44
Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Congressman Keith Ellison issued statements mourning the death of former Minnesota Congressman James L. Oberstar, 79, who represented Minnesota's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011.
Congresswoman Hahn walks out in defense of President Obama
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:41
The Los Angeles Sentinel
Rep. Janice Hahn walked out of the National Day of Prayer event last Thursday, because of outrageous and slanderous remarks made by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family.
Applications are open now for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 2014 Organizing Corps. The program is devoted to training a new generation of diverse, relentless and inspired organizers across the nation, said House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi this week in a note to party leaders.
SEIU Minnesota State Council endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:19
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, endorsed Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor.
Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, chose to endorse Joy because of what the union called her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.
Each year, nearly 250,000 children nationwide enter the foster care system.
Of that, about half remain in the system for a significant duration of time. And the older the child, the less likely are the chances for adoption. In many ways, these kids are part of a forgotten population, but one area organization is seeking to bring greater awareness to these sometimes forgotten children; and most importantly, find permanent adoptive homes for the kids.
Blacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation's highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Minnesota 2020's latest report, Collateral Costs, finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.